Europa Conference League: Feyenoord urges supporters to remain calm against Marseille

Feyenoord Rotterdam called on its supporters to calm down on Thursday in the first leg of the Europa Conference League semi-final against Olympique de Marseilles, after the Dutch club was again fined by UEFA over incidents during the quarter-finals.

“The fine of 70,125 euros is the tenth sanction of this European season and means UEFA has already fined Feyenoord a total of half a million euros,” Feyenoord Rotterdam said in a statement. “As we approach the Europa Conference League semi-final matches against Olympique de Marseille on 28 April and 5 May, the club is sending an urgent request to its supporters to prevent Feyenoord from receiving an even higher fine. is,” he added. ,

The club insisted they were still under the suspended sanction of a European away game without spectators and that further disruption could lead to even higher fines and heavy penalties from UEFA. The club said the 70,125 euro fine, the latest, was imposed after a home match against Slavia Prague on 7 April for burning smoke bombs, throwing projectiles and blocking stairs.

Feyenoord by OM. children invited against

The first leg against Marseille will be played in the Netherlands on Thursday 28 April and the return match on Thursday 5 May at the Velodrome. UEFA also decided to close off the north corner of the Stade Velodrome in Marseille during the second leg of the semi-final against Feyenoord Rotterdam as a penalty for incidents between supporters during an OM-PAOK Salonica match in the quarter-finals on Tuesday. But, to the best of our knowledge, Marseille must obtain authorization from UEFA to invite 6,500 children to this part of the stadium so that it does not remain empty. Licensees from partner clubs, children from the “Next Generation” program, as well as Ukrainian children, will be invited.

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AFP. with Matthew Idiart The Indian Paper Journalist

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